NaturePlus in the Darwin Centre

Pick up a free NaturePlus Card at the start of your visit

Watch our video to see how to use NaturePlus in the Darwin Centre

When you visit the Museum's Darwin Centre you can pick up a free NaturePlus card and collect highlights of your visit along with bonus features to explore later online.
Explore NaturePlus online

What is NaturePlus?

NaturePlus is a free digital service. Visitors can pick up a NaturePlus card and save content from selected exhibits to view later online. 

NaturePlus offers visitors their own personalised web page at where they can view content they’ve saved during their Museum, see further information, join our forums, follow blogs and read about events and citizen science surveys.

What kinds of things can I collect on my Cocoon visit?
NaturePlus card

In Cocoon there are many exhibits that highlight the work of our scientists and feature fun, interactive games, incredible images and fascinating facts. Using barcode scanning technology, you can save some of this content to your NaturePlus card. 

Take your card home to access these features online at NaturePlus.

  • Get up close to some of your favourite specimens from our collections. Study the intricate details on a wasp’s head, a butterfly wing, or a bumblebee leg.
  • Watch videos of Museum scientists on recent expeditions and find out what life is really like in the field.
  • Take a look at the cutting-edge technology that allows scientists to see inside specimens, like a mummified cat or rhinoceros beetle, without having to dissect or damage them.
Where can I pick up a NaturePlus card?

NaturePlus cards are available from dispensers at key points in the Darwin Centre, including the welcome area.

How do I use my NaturePlus card?

Look out for exhibits that have a barcode scanner and display the NaturePlus icon.

  • Touch the NaturePlus symbol in the bottom left-hand corner
  • You'll see a selection of highlights to choose from
  • Select the content you would like to save
  • Press OK
  • Collect the items by scanning your card
  • Hang on to your card to view what you saved online
How do I access NaturePlus after my visit?

Go to and enter the barcode number on your NaturePlus card during the registration process.

NaturePlus butterfly id display
Explore NaturePlus displays in Cocoon

View some of the Darwin Centre's exciting NaturePlus interactive displays in our Cocoon highlights slideshow.

Browse Cocoon highlights

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